We had a holiday party at my school last Saturday, but this Thursday was the main event: the all-Shanghai party where 500 employees from around the city attended. The president of the company was there as well. He was a cheerful man with a friendly smile.
The party was held in the ballroom of a hotel on the other side of town. We took a taxi to the metro & then the metro to the hotel. It took us about an hour to get there. When we arrived, they stamped our hands & directed us to sit at the big round tables in the ballroom where we were left to mingle for an hour or so.